I am a 6th-grade math teacher in Forest Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, MI. This is my fifth year of teaching overall, and my second year of teaching CMP. We adopted CMP3 two years ago, and it has been an awesome shift in teaching math in a student-centered format. I have attended two summer sessions of Getting to Know CMP and this is my second time attending the User's Conference. I am excited to join the CMP team as a presenter this year, as I continue to learn and grow as a Connected Math educator. After completing my masters in Integrating Technology in the Classroom, I am excited about the applications of real-world problem-solving in the 21st-Century classroom.